The girlfriend of the man accused of shooting Jaguars player Richard Collier 14 times took the stand on Wednesday during a bond hearing.
Tyrone Hartsfield's girlfriend told the judge Hartsfield was with her the night a gunman opened fire on Collier and that detectives have the wrong man.
Collier lost his leg and is paralyzed from the waist down as a result of the shooting, but has made a miraculous recovery. He recently made an emotional return to the football field as an honorary captain at the final Jaguars home game.
Several weeks after the shooting, police arrested Hartsfield. Now, he wants to get out of jail on bond.
Hartsfield's girlfriend said he left with her from Martini Mondays at Square One on the night Collier was shot. Also, Hartsfield's mother told the judge her son was not out for revenge on Collier.
"Bottom line is that Tyrone Hartsfield was not obsessed with Richard Collier in any way, shape, form or fashion," said defense attorney Ann Finnell.
However, prosecutors said they have new documents and a tape recording of Hartsfield talking about what happened the night of the shooting.
Prosecutors and police said Hartsfield filed a police report in April saying that Collier hit him in a bar and they said they have Hartsfield on a tape talking about the shooting because his friend, who drove the car during the shooting, wore a wire.
According to court documents, Hartsfield told his friend, "We've got to get our story right," and "Please don't tell them nothing about me, about me being down there ? If they ain't got you they ain't got me."
When his friend mentioned that he didn't pull the trigger, Hartsfield could be heard on tape telling him he was still an accessory.
Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda said they have a solid case and that Hartsfield should in no way be freed on bond.
"Because of his prior record he's got numerous felony convictions he is a threat; and he almost killed an innocent victim," de la Rionda said.
The judge did not decide on Wednesday weather to give Hartsfield bond.